Pelvic Pain Specialist

Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Allentown, PA

Pelvic pain is a common reason women seek medical care at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology. Their all-woman OB/GYN team offers compassionate and comprehensive treatment for pelvic pain at their location in Allentown, Pennsylvania. If you suffer from pelvic pain, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain refers to any type of discomfort you feel in the area below your belly button and in between your hip bones. Pelvic pain may be constant, or it may come and go. You may experience pelvic pain as a sharp, stabbing sensation or as a dull ache.

Sometimes, pelvic pain occurs before or during a particular event, such as your menstrual period. When pelvic pain lasts longer than six months, it’s considered chronic.

What causes pelvic pain?

The pelvic area is home to your reproductive organs as well as many important structures in your urinary and digestive systems. Problems with one or more of these organs may result in pelvic pain.

Common gynecological conditions that cause pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cyst rupture
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic pain may also be caused by a condition outside of your reproductive system, such as:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Kidney stones

In some cases, chronic pelvic pain persists without a diagnosable underlying cause. The best way to find out what’s causing your particular pelvic pain is to schedule an appointment at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology.

What is the process for diagnosing pelvic pain?

First, your OB/GYN at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology listens carefully as you describe what your specific symptoms are and when your pain occurs. She reviews your medical history and performs a physical and pelvic exam.]

To diagnose the cause of pelvic pain, your OB/GYN may also take tests, such as:

  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • In-office blood tests
  • Pelvic laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a tiny camera to view the organs inside your pelvis.

What is the treatment for pelvic pain?

Once she diagnoses the cause of your pelvic pain, your provider at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology discusses the best hormonal or nonhormonal treatments for you. Depending on your specific condition, pelvic pain treatment may include:

  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Hormonal medications, such as birth control
  • Lifestyle changes, such as eating well and exercising

If your pelvic pain persists despite treatment, your OB/GYN may recommend surgery.

To find relief from pelvic pain, call Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology or book an appointment online today.